Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dead Men Walking Volume 2

Some killers get away with murder. Others pay the ultimate price.

50 American killers who were put to death for their horrendous deeds, including;

Cameron Willingham: Monstrous father who set his house on fire and watched while his children burned.

John Taylor: Callous Utah child killer who chose to be executed by firing squad.

Father Hans Schmidt: The only Catholic priest ever to be executed in the United States.

Mark Hopkinson: Sentenced to death for a bombing that wiped out an entire family.

Larry Gene Bell: Deranged serial killer who enjoyed taunting his victims’ families.

Charles Brooks: The first US inmate to be executed by lethal injection.

Wanda Jean Allen: Double murderer who gunned down her lesbian lover right in front of a police station.

William Chappell: Vile pedophile who murdered three members of his juvenile girlfriend’s family in an act of revenge.

William Woratzek: Killer landlord who brutally murdered his disabled tenant.

Carl Hall & Bonnie Heady: Killer couple who snatched a 6-year-old boy for ransom and then killed him.

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Saturday, 2 June 2018

Serial Killers: James Ryan O'Neill

 Born: 1947

Number of victims: 3+     

Date of murders: 1975

Method of murder: Bludgeoning   

Location:Tasmania, Australia

Born Leigh Anthony Bridgart in Melbourne, Australia in 1947, James O'Neill grew up to be an intelligent boy who got good grades at school. After graduating, he worked for a while in real estate before he became a gun dealer. While employed in that trade, he was accidently shot in the head in 1969. Although he escaped serious brain damage, the injury brought about changes to his personality.

In 1971, Bridgart was charged with sexual offenses against four boys. Facing serious jail time if convicted, he skipped bail and fled to the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.  In 1973, he married a barmaid named Carol, and a year later he showed up in Derby, where he got a job with the Department of Agriculture. However, was soon fired, after he was caught trading food for sexual favors with Aboriginal children.

On August 29, 1974, a 12-year-old named Jimmy Taylor disappeared from a street in Derby. Jimmy had been seen getting into a truck matching the one that Bridgart owned, but Bridgart wasn’t about to hang around to see if the police would connect him to the crime. He absconded for Hobart, Tasmania, where he changed his name by deed poll to James Ryan O’Neill.

Three months later, O’Neill was on his way to the hospital to pick up his wife after the birth of their newborn son, when he spotted 9-year-old Ricky John Smith playing unattended. Luring the boy into his truck, O’Neill drove him to a remote area where he raped him, before pulverizing his head with a rock.

In the weeks that followed, O’Neill tried to abduct two more youngsters but they thankfully escaped. Nine-year-old Bruce Colin Wilson was not so lucky. Abducted in a near identical crime to the Ricky Smith murder, he was raped and bludgeoned to death in April 1975. A month later, O'Neill was caught in the act of trying to abduct a young boy and was placed under arrest. 

At trial, O’Neill tried an insanity plea, citing the bullet wound he had suffered. But that held little sway with the jury who found him guilty after just three-and-a-half hours of deliberation. He was sentenced to life in prison.

James Ryan O’Neill is considered the prime suspect in at least eight more child murders.   

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Murder Most Vile Volume 21

 18 classic true crime cases from around the world, including;

Good Night, Sweet Wife: A murder that rocked America, a remarkable and stunning twist in the tale.

A Sunny Place for Shady People: Murder crops up in the strangest of places, even among the rich and famous.

Without a Trace: The killer was meticulous and he was clever, perhaps too clever for his own good.

Death in the Outback: It was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime. It ended in a night of pure terror.

The Clairvoyant: Sheila was tortured by visions of a body lying dead on a beach. The question is: Is she a psychic or a psycho?

Without a Trace: The killer was meticulous and he was clever, perhaps too clever for his own good.

Until Proven Guilty: A cold case, a suspect who insists he’s innocent, a detective who is equally certain he’s guilty. One of them is wrong. But which one?

Tortured to Death: A young couple falls into the hands of a gang of vicious miscreants. What happens next is almost beyond the bounds of belief.

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Serial Killers: Micajah & Wiley Harpe

Number of victims: 20+     

Date of murders: 1797 - 1804

Method of murder: Shooting / Stabbing   

Location:Tennessee / Kentucky / Mississippi / Illinois

Generally considered to be America’s first serial killers, Micajah and Wiley Harpe were murderers, highwaymen, and river bandits who operated in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Mississippi in the late eighteenth century. The pair were not brothers but were actually cousins whose families emigrated from Scotland around 1760. During the American revolution, they served on the loyalist side, attacking the farms of Patriot colonists, committing rape and murder. Those experiences prepared them well for the carnage they would later commit.

In 1797, the Harpes were driven out of Knoxville, Tennessee after they were accused of killing a man named Johnson, ripping open his stomach and filling it with rocks before sinking him to the bottom of a river. They fled north into Kentucky, where they began preying on travelers along the Wilderness Road, committing so many murders that the Kentucky governor placed as $300 bounty on their heads.

That however, did nothing to slow the Harpes. With wives and children now in tow, they joined up with a river pirate named Samuel Mason and his gang and began preying on river traffic. But even this gang of cutthroats was appalled by the way the bloodthirsty Harpes treated their captives and the Harpes were forced to leave.

Micajah and Wiley showed up next in Eastern Tennessee, where they continued their vicious murder spree. Among their victims was Micajah Harpe’s own infant daughter, who’s head he bashed against a tree after he became annoyed by her crying.

The authorities, of course, had to respond and they did so by forming a posse led by John Leiper. The Harpes were eventually tracked down on August 24, 1799, with Micajah Harpe killed in the shootout. Wiley, however, managed to escape and remained at large until 1804 when he was finally captured in Jefferson County, Mississippi.

Tried and found guilty of murder, Wiley Harpe was hanged on February 8, 1804. Thereafter, his head was cut off and placed on a stake along the Natchez Trace as a warning to other outlaws.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Killer Kids Volume 1

 22 shocking true stories of kids who kill, including;

Kip Kinkel: Voted by his classmates, the “Most Likely to Start World War III,” Kinkel was a crime just waiting to happen. Add guns to the mix and you have a massacre.

Eric Smith: The brutal murder of a young boy shocks a small community in upstate New York. No one could have guessed that the killer was just 13 years old.

Barry Loukaitis: The tragic tale of a bullied child, an unstable mother, and a shooting spree that destroyed three young lives.

Cayetano Santos Godino: Known as the “Jug-eared Dwarf,” Godino was a juvenile serial killer who terrorized Buenos Aires, Argentina during the early 1900s.

Dedrick Owens: A cold-blooded murder committed by a killer who, shockingly, was just six years old.

Sam Manzie: A problem child from an early age, Manzie eventually devolved to murder when he lured, raped and strangled an 11-year-old boy.

Joshua Phillips: A horrific sex crime with an unlikely perpetrator, the most popular kid on the block.

Jesse Pomeroy: A malevolent youngster who killed at least two children and tortured many others, Pomeroy might just be America’s youngest serial killer.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Murder Most Vile Volume 20

 18 classic true crime cases from around the world, including;

Femme Fatale: She may have had the looks of a Hollywood star but a cold heart beat in Barbara’s chest. Ultimately, it would lead her to murder.

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: When bodies start bobbing to the surface in Tampa Bay, the police fear that they have a serial killer on their hands. Will they catch him before he kills again?

The Ripper’s Wife: Convicted murderer Florence Maybrick may have done the world a great service. She may have killed Jack the Ripper.

Bad to the Bone: Willie’s grandfather had done time for murder, so too had his dad. Why break with family tradition?

Granny Ripper: She was 68 years old and she was a serial killer. Not only that but she hacked her victims apart and may have snacked on the corpses.

Kill, Keys, Money, Jewelry: Tired of her grandparents’ strict discipline, a teenager decides that there is only one way out – bloody murder.

Fatal Beauty: He was a man used to getting his own way and woe betide the woman who crossed him. Still, few could have predicted that he’d sink to such depravity.

Dead End Road: Call it teenage curiosity if you will. Gary desperately wants to know how it feels to kill someone. Today he’s going to find out.

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Murder Most Vile Volume 20

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Serial Killers: Bobbie Sue Terrell

Born: October 16, 1952

Number of victims: 12+     

Date of murders: 1984

Method of murder: Strangulation / Poisoning  

Location: St Petersburg, Florida

Born in Woodlawn, Illinois, Bobbie Sue Terrell grew up to be an overweight and painfully shy girl who was obsessed with religion. After graduating high school, she decided on a nursing career, her choice motivated by the medical afflictions of her siblings, four of who suffered from muscular dystrophy. She received her nursing diploma in 1976 and shortly thereafter married Danny Dudley. The couple later adopted a son, when it was learned that Bobbie Sue could not bear children.

Bobbie Sue Dudley was distressed at not being able to bear children, but in other ways her life appeared to be on track. Then her adopted son was hospitalized due to a drug overdose and her husband accused her of feeding tranquilizers to the child. Divorce followed and Bobbie Sue was also stripped of custody. Alone again, her health and mental health began to decline. She was hospitalized five times for various ailments and ended up in a state mental hospital for over a year.

Yet despite her mental health issues, Terrell was back working as a nurse soon after her release. Before long, however, colleagues were reporting bizarre occurrences involving Terrell, including incidents of self-harm. As a result, she was moved on from several positions, ending up eventually at North Horizon Health Center, in St. Petersburg, Florida. No long after, patients on Terrell’s late night shift began dying.

No alarm was raised when Aggie Marsh died on November 13, 1984. The patient was, after all 97-years old. But the death toll soon mounted. Five more elderly women died in under two weeks. Then, on November 26, five patients died in a single day. That resulted in a full-scale investigation leading to Terrell’s dismissal.

That, of course, wasn’t the end of her problems. In January 1985, the authorities obtained exhumation orders for nine patients and as a result of the autopsies charged Terrell with four murders.   

Bobbie Sue Terrell’s trial eventually got under way in February 1988. By then she had struck a deal with the D.A. and pled guilty to second-degree murder. She was sentenced to a 65 years in prison.

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